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experience quotes (60)

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams   Category: Experience

All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Henry B. Adams   Category: Experience

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
A. R. Ammons   Category: Experience

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
Sai Baba   Category: Experience

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.
Jan Peter Balkenende   Category: Experience

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
Albert Bandura   Category: Experience

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Experience

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Josh Billings   Category: Experience

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
Randolph Bourne   Category: Experience

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
Fred Brooks   Category: Experience

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Experience

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren   Category: Experience

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler   Category: Experience

Experience is the teacher of all things.
Julius Caesar   Category: Experience

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
Albert Camus   Category: Experience

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus   Category: Experience

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin   Category: Experience

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: Experience

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Clarence Day   Category: Experience

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Experience

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
Isadora Duncan   Category: Experience

My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
Agnetha Faltskog   Category: Experience

The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
John Frusciante   Category: Experience

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner   Category: Experience

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Andre Gide   Category: Experience

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
Amy Grant   Category: Experience

We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Louise L. Hay   Category: Experience

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Experience

Color is an intense experience on its own.
Jim Hodges   Category: Experience

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.   Category: Experience

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
A. E. Housman   Category: Experience

Experience teaches only the teachable.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Experience

Deep experience is never peaceful.
Henry James   Category: Experience

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin P. Jones   Category: Experience

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
John Keats   Category: Experience

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard   Category: Experience

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Karl Kraus   Category: Experience

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Alphonse de Lamartine   Category: Experience

Experience is a great teacher.
John Legend   Category: Experience

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Experience

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
Don Marquis   Category: Experience

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Ralph Marston   Category: Experience

The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
Frank McCourt   Category: Experience

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Experience

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
Flannery O'Connor   Category: Experience

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
William Osler   Category: Experience

Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end.
Walter Pater   Category: Experience

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck   Category: Experience

Every moment is an experience.
Jake Roberts   Category: Experience

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin   Category: Experience

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Joseph Roux   Category: Experience

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
John Ruskin   Category: Experience

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Pete Seeger   Category: Experience

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
Ally Sheedy   Category: Experience

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
Wallis Simpson   Category: Experience

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson   Category: Experience

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain   Category: Experience

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
Alice Walker   Category: Experience

I think we are a product of all our experiences.
Sanford I. Weill   Category: Experience

Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
Walter Wriston   Category: Experience